Marco Brambilla – Civilization (United States 2008, 3:22 mins)


Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here.

This crazy video collage of miscellaneous footage from movies and television displays a different world that illustrates the various layers of society. The video was initially made for the elevator of the standard hotel in New York, taking guests up and down between heaven and hell in the elevator.


Marco Brambilla is a visual and installation artist, based in New York and Berlin. He is primarily known for his elaborate re-contextualizations of found imagery, often employing new technologies in his work. He has pioneered the use of 3D technology in video art with his Megaplex trilogy, LiDAR computer-mapping for Anthropocene (a public art installation in New York City), as well as photo-realistic computer simulations of an Apollo launch, presented on 54 screens in Times Square (2015). Brambilla’s work has been internationally exhibited and is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation, Madrid; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.


This film is part of

The Visual Manipulation Of The Mind

Other films in this program